Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bookstore Theft in Montpelior

The Boston Globe reported (yesterday, sorry) that two books have gone missing (presumed stolen) from Book Garden in Montpelior, Vermont. Copies of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and Sylvia Plath's Ariel (valued together at $1300) were snatched from the shop's front counter on Tuesday. They were not discovered to be missing until Thursday.

Co-owner Rick Powell said he is considering whether or not to keep the shop open, or just deal over the internet. "It's not so much the monetary loss; it's the loss of trust," he said. "If this keeps happening it's hard for us to stay in business."

[h/t Bibliophile Bullpen; Joyce has been putting her "Police Line" graphic to heavy use lately]